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The Global Frequency

9 January 2022 | Curated by Matt Devost

I like to arrive to the future early.  This week on the Global Frequency...

U.S. gets custody on Kremlin IT insider with knowledge of 2016 cyber campaigns. (Read More)

This post by Moxie on the issues with Web3 and NFTs is the best I've read in quite a while and aligns with concerns I've been articulating the past year. (Read More)

Good to brush up on.  Analysis of Russian Irregular Threats (Read More)

Vulnerability discovered during Chinese hacking competition later used to target Uyghur population. (Read More)

When decentralized finance isn't. (Read More)

5G deployment in US gets delayed over aviation security concerns. (Read More)

The Blackberry devices were revolutionary for me and are a good reminder of how quickly disruption can occur.  I still have about half a dozen of them and will occasionally take one with me on travel just for fun.  Definitely the end of an era. (Read More)

Goldfish are being trained to navigate terrestrial environments via motorized fish tanks on wheels. (Read More)

The long tail of a cyber attack at UK Defence Academy. (Read More)

Global chip shortage could be further impacted by fire at critical component plant. (Read More)

Can privacy exist in the metaverse? (Read More)

Increased China/Russia military cooperation creates challenges for the U.S. (Read More)

FBI warns bad guys are mailing USB drives to U.S. companies in an attempt to compromise them. (Read More)

Phone encryption app Signal is embedding anonymous mobile payments into the app, which could attract scrutiny. (Read More)

New thinking on qubit security. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"The Ten Equations That Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too" by David Sumpter in an interesting book and I learned a lot reading it.  The premise in the title is simple in that Sumpter steps the reader through ten equations that can impact how you view, interact, and succeed in the world. The equations have great set-ups with compelling stories, and while it might be an overstatement that the everyday person can use them in daily life, they do represent opportunities for adding mathematical models to decision making.  The book does get bogged down a few times, mostly when the author diverts into social commentary, but overall was a good read. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"I believe that the reason people typically miss the big moments of evolution coming at them in life is because they experience only tiny pieces of what’s happening."  -Ray Dalio

Recommendation of the Week:
The TV show Halt and Catch Fire is one of my all-time favorites and this article provides some nice perspective as to the appeal of the show.  It is reminiscent of my pinned tweet in that the companies and the technologies come and go over the decades, but it is the shared journey and people that matter most in the end. (Link)

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